Goddess Kamala  

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KAMALA is the Hindu Goddess of consciousness and creation. She is one of the Mahavidyas, the wisdom Goddesses. Kamala is depicted as a beautiful woman with golden skin, seated or standing on a lotus. She holds two more lotuses, symbols of both fertility and purity. She is accompanied by elephants, who pour jars of nectar on to her, also symbolizing fertility. Kamala is the Mahavidya form of Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth and beauty. As a Mahavidya, she represents the unfolding of inner consciousness into the fullness of creation. Her greatest power is the removal of poverty, both material and spiritual. Kamala's name, which means "she of the lotus," is also seen as KAMALATMIKA, and her other names and epithets include:

Mahasakti


Mahamaya

Pranasakti (the life principle)

Narasimhi


Varahi

Durga


Siva

Raudri


Gauri

Sati


Kapali

Kalaratri


Ghora (awful)

Bhima (terrible)

Tamasi (darkness)

Matangi


Dhumavati

Tarini


Bhadrakali

Mahakali


Bhairavi

Mother of the World


Creator of all the Gods

Mistress of all


She who is situated in the middle of countless universes

Whose form is the creation


Who is the cause of creation

Who is without support


Who is the form of highest spiritual bliss

Who is the three gunas


Who creates all

Whose form is everything


Slayer of Madhu and Kaitabha

Slayer of Sumbha and Nisumbha


She whose bliss is Siva

She who is dear to the one who does the Tandava dance


She who wears a garland of skulls

She whose form is very terrible



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